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Xiaomi Mi Note: frequently asked questions

|February 23 2015 |Android Phones, Smart Phones, Xiaomi

“Here are the answers to the most common questions regarding the spanking new and loaded Xiaomi Mi Note"

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Xiaomi’s success in India can be attributed to the superb range of products they have been able to offer at exciting price points. Going beyond its usual price band for the first time, Xiaomi has announced the launch of not just one but two premium Android smartphones, the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro, with the former already available in the brand's home country. While the Mi Note is yet to be launched or even announced in India, we have imported the device to bring you exclusive insights about the device. You can have a look at the unboxing to take a closer look at what all you get inside the box and a feel of the handset itself with our first impressions. We also have a detailed camera review discussing its shooting prowess. And if there are some more questions swirling in your minds, then here we have tried to answer some common questions related to this new device. So read on to get your queries regarding the Xiaomi Mi note answered.

What new design innovations have been adopted in the Mi Note?

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Apart from the use of metal, which lends a durable build to the device, the Mi note comes with a host of design innovations making it truly premium. Firstly, the display covers close to 75 per cent of the total area on the front, which has been made possible with the use of slimmer bezels, allowing the device to be made smaller despite its large 5.7-inch display. Additionally, the polycarbonate back panel carries the paint on the inner side that promises no fading and good looks even after months of use.

Does the display on the Xiaomi Mi Note flaunt Gorilla Glass protection?

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Yes, the Mi Note gets third-generation Gorilla Glass on the front for protection against scratches and accidental damage. In addition, the glass has a 2.5D curve at the edges that makes it more comfortable to use.

What Accessories Come Bundled With The Mi Note?

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The phablet comes with the usual set of accessories in the box found in the packages of most other Xiaomi devices, including documentation, a wall charger and a USB cable. The wired headset is missing from the box and will be made available for purchase separately.

What Hardware Specs Does The Mi Note Offer?

The Mi Note features a 5.7-inch full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixel) display with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor under its hood, along with a healthy 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Sadly, for more storage, the device does not feature a microSD card slot. However, users can choose the 64GB storage variant if they want additional storage. As of now, we don't have an inkling whether Xiaomi will choose to launch just one or both storage variants of the Mi Note to India. 

Which Android Version Comes Installed On The Mi Note?

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The device comes with Android KitKat 4.4.4 preinstalled on which the company has layered its very own MIUI 6, and should get Android Lollipop sometime in the future.

How Good Is The Primary Camera?

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The quality offered by the primary camera is good and users can capture images fast with the quick focus mechanism that the camera offers. Additionally, the device offers a brilliant optical image stabilisation mechanism for zero distortion images along with a very capable dual-tone flash for neutral-tone illumination.

How About the Front Camera on the  new Mi Note?

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The device features a 5-megapixel resolution front-facing camera with a 1/3'' sensor size and 2µm pixel size for better and brighter looking selfies. A  bigger sensor allows the camera to capture more details in a shorter span of time.

Does The Device Support Dual SIMs? What About The Other Connectivity Features Offered?

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The smartphone offers dual-SIM connectivity with support for 4G networks for both calling as well as data use. The device requires one micr-o and one nano-SIM for dual-SIM functionality. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone features Wi-Fi and comes with support for the new ac standard and along with its gets Bluetooth 4.1 LE and USB 2.0 for easy connectivity. Sadly, the device misses out on NFC.

How Much Storage Do I Get On The Device And Is It Expandable?

As we have mentioned earlier also the phone offers 16/64GB of onboard storage, out of which a little over 13GB is available to the user, while the 64GB variant offers close to 52GB of storage to the users. However, there is no microSD card slot but USB OTG functionality is available, which means that users can make use of flash drives.

What Is The Price Of The Xiaomi Mi Note?

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To buy this smartphone, users will have to wait a little longer as the device is yet not officially available in India as of now. However to import the device from abroad users will have to shell out more than Rs 30,000 at present plus duties and taxes as applicable.

With his we surely hope we have managed to answer most common questions regarding the Mi Note but if there are more queries do watch out this space for the Xiaomi Mi Note and its full review in the coming days.



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